What Is Considered Normal Wear and Tear in South Dakota?

This question is about South Dakota Security Deposit Law


There are no specific statutes that provide a definition of wear vs tear, but in most cases any deterioration that occurs naturally as a result of correct and regular use by the tenant without negligence is considered wear. More extreme cases like broken furniture and wall damage are more likely to be considered damage, allowing them to be used as a basis for recovering security deposit funds.

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